Skip to content

Tag: contemporary fiction

New Release Review! THE BITTER AND SWEET OF CHERRY SEASON by Molly Fader

Three generations of women come together at the family orchard to face secrets from the past and learn to believe in the power of hope and forgiveness. In cherry season, anything is possible… Everything Hope knows about the Orchard House is from the stories of her late mother. So when she arrives at the northern Michigan family estate late one night with a terrible secret and her ten-year-old daughter in tow, she’s not sure if she’ll be welcomed or turned away with a shotgun by the aunt she has never met. Hope’s aunt Peg has lived in the Orchard House…

Q&A and Giveaway with Bestselling Author Jamie Beck, Author of IF YOU MUST KNOW by Jamie Beck (Potomac Point #1)

How do you describe your newest novel If You Must Know? This book is a “beach book” in the best sense. It’s not angsty, yet it has a page-turning plot and a bunch of interesting, relatable characters. I think it’s entertaining and heartfelt at the same time, which is exactly what many enjoy reading while on vacation. What inspired the novel? The external plot came to me as a result of the influence of two people in my life. My dear friend’s husband is a forensic accountant, so some of his stories about how people hide money and flee their…

New Release Review! A DAY IN THE DEATH OF WALTER ZAWISLAK by Molly O’Keefe

If, at the end of your life, you got to pick one day to relive, what day would you pick? Walter Zawislak wants none of it. Not a day to relive, not a trip down memory lane through a life he wasted. His wife, Rosie, died twenty years ago, and without her he hasn’t done much living. So if it’s lights out for him, then just turn them off already and let him get some peace and quiet. But Peter, the mysterious young man in charge of Walter’s afterlife, isn’t listening to Walter. In Peter’s eyes there is beauty in…

Cover Reveal and Giveaway! DEAR CAROLINA by Kristy Woodson Harvey

I love this cover! And the story sounds really good too 😉 Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey Published by: Berkley Publication date: May 5th 2015 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Synopsis: One baby girl. Two strong Southern women. And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make. Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches…

Balancing the Mafia: A Guest Post (and giveaway) from AN Latro, Author of BLACK COLLAR EMPIRE

One of our quilt night guilty pleasures was watching The Sopranos, so I can relate… Balancing the Mafia I like the mafia. And by like, I mean, love. I remember watching old gangster movies with my brothers growing up and thinking that—for all their vice and corruption—they were fun. They didn’t live like the rest of us, which fascinated me. It was a natural progression to move into writing about the mafia. (Although. Fun fact: mafia is never used in the Black Collar Syndicate series) Writing about the Morgan family, with all that it entailed, was fun. And it was…

Author C. Lee McKenzie (DOUBLE NEGATIVE) Answers the Ubiquitous Question “Where Do Stories Come From?” (with a giveaway!)

A new YA contemporary! Where Do Stories Come From? C. Lee McKenzie   Someone at a book signing recently asked me where I came up with the stories I’ve written and what my process was for getting those stories out of my head and onto the page. The short answer would have been, “Don’t ask me.” But I’m not into short answers, so I gave the question some thought and here’s what I’ve come up with. Stories come like clouds, usually when I least expect them and usually when I’m attending to other things, like brushing burrs out of my…

Review: ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell

Beware the bad guy from Tron! He might be reading your emails…   Blurb: “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . “Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,”…

Review and Giveaway: KALEIDOSCOPE by Kevin Berry (Stim #2)

Once I finished STIM (review here), I knew book two was in my future! Kaleidoscope by Kevin Berry (Stim #2) Publication date: January 3rd 2014 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Synopsis: The sequel to STIM…an Aspie new adult contemporary novel set in an earthquake zone.Chloe is different. She has Asperger’s Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder and probably a few other inconvenient conditions as well. She’s a quirky, resourceful and clever psychology student, but her world is literally about to be shaken apart. A devastating earthquake sparks a chain of events that spiral her life out of control. She’s off her meds. Her oddly-named cat is missing. She doesn’t know what she wants out of…

Five Little Facts About ONE, TWO, THREE by Elodie Nowodazkij…and Giveaways

 Out now! Five Little facts about One, Two, Three & Elodie Nowodazkij Little fact: I wrote this book (mostly in the train) in 6 months back in 2012. And it has gone through several revisions since. Little fact: Like Natalya, I love pelmeni – but my favorite Russian dish is stuffed blinchiki (mostly with mushroom and mashed potatoes) yum! Little fact: I got the inspiration of my main character’s name – Natalya – from my mother-in-law Little fact: Like Natalya’s father, my favorite composer is Chopin. Little fact: My book is officially coming out on June 26th 2014 because it’s…

Spotlight New Release: A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon

Sewing tips included! I have GOT to get this one 😉 Title: A Killing Notion Genre: Cozy Mystery Author: Melissa Bourbon Publisher: Penguin Group Language: English Pages: 320 Format: Ebook Amazon –Barnes and Noble – Goodreads  Harlow Jane Cassidy is swamped with homecoming couture requests. If only she didn’t have to help solve a murder, she might get the gowns off the dress forms….   Harlow is doing everything she can to expand her dressmaking business, Buttons & Bows—without letting clients know about her secret charm. When she has a chance to create homecoming dresses with a local charity and handmade mums for several high school…

%d bloggers like this: